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It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

  It’s right in front of us in our everyday lives, but sometimes we don’t see it. That’s our transportation infrastructure system out there, one we pay for. We value it, but largely we don’t know what comes out of our pockets ...

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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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Boxer: Transportation funding is “patriotic issue”

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Boxer: Transportation funding is “patriotic issue”

The problems facing reauthorization have "nothing to do with politics," said Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), addressing the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-in in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. They "have to do with hard-nosed budgeting." The major problems are all to ...

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Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist and Policy VP Alison Premo Black said the bridge market is "showing some surprising strength," and new Q1 numbers suggest it will be an ongoing strength. Black was speaking at the ARTBA ...

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America’s roads and bridges ‘not crumbling’ – report

John Latta - Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

President Obama is set to sit down today for interviews with half a dozen television stations from major cities to push a plan that will speed up transportation construction projects. This has been a clearly-stated and much publicized goal of ...

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Pushing the toll option

John Latta - Jan 10, 2013

Pushing the toll option

The International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is launching what it calls an "aggressive" campaign to show us the benefits of tolling AND suggesting more of it. With highway infrastructure in such abysmal shape, tolling has to be on ...

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Kirk Landers — Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Kirk Landers — Editor Emeritus

Five Radical Concepts     From traffic gridlock to sunbathing, summer brings most of us some long hours in which contemplative thought is possible. If you have trouble thinking of something to ponder, here are five possibilities …   1. It’s time for the road ...

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Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2012

Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Daniel L. “Dan” Garbutt has assumed the position of vice president, MENA+ Talent Management at Parson. In his new role, Garbutt will be responsible for leading Parsons’ human capital initiatives and programs in the MENA+ region, which includes the ...

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TRIP releasing report of top 40 surface transportation projects in MD

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 03, 2012

A new report, “The Top 40 Surface Transportation Projects to Support Economic Growth and Quality of Life in Maryland,” will be released by TRIP at a news conference in Baltimore at 11 a.m. ET April 4. TRIP says the most needed ...

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LaHood: Senate transportation bill shows what Congress capable of when working together

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 15, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement after the Senate passed a transportation bill on March 14. “Today's passage of the Senate transportation bill shows what Congress is capable of when they work together in a bipartisan manner. Thanks ...

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Celebrating 80 Years of Better Roads

Better Roads Staff - Nov 10, 2011

Celebrating 80 Years of Better Roads

Better Roads The October 2011 issue, Better Roads marked the 80th anniversary of the magazine. The publication was founded in 1931 by Alden F. Perrin, who served a publisher and editorial director until his death in 1965. From the mostly gravel roads ...

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